R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A lawyer is forced to defend a guilty judge, while defending other innocent clients, and trying to find punishment for the guilty and provide justice for the innocent.
Out of the screenwriters' watching real life court trials resulted in a first draft screenplay which intrigued director Norman Jewison who said: ''It had the sense of theatre which exists in a court of law. I don't mean the phony theatrics of 'Where were you on the night of January 17th?' or 'Pardon me, your -honor, but there's a surprise witness waiting in the corridor.' What really happens in a courtroom is far more dramatic . . . or funny . . . or tragic . . . depending on the circumstances".
They raped me... lotsa times... and other stuff, too.
In the scene where Kirkland is being questioned by the ethics committee, the Maryland flag is shown upside down. (Black and Yellow should be on top at the staff side of the flag.)